THE WILSON METHOD                                      

    ASTHMA & COPD

 

As someone who suffered from asthma as a child, I have first-hand understanding of the psycho-physiological effects, challenges, and far-reaching effects of this dis-ease. Through trial-and-error alongside decades of yoga and breath-work I figured out how to diminish my symptoms, and later, how to eradicate asthma from my life.

I now help others to do the same.

There are many who feel that "asthma" is being over-diagnosed. Many people believing or being told they have "asthma" actually have a very specific type of musclular tension focussed in their upper rectus abdominis and pectoral muscles, causing an extreme lack of thoracic diaphragm tonicity, leading to curtailed lung function, thereby increasing phlegm production.

I work to reverse this learned muscle tension to alleviate the symptoms of Asthma and COPD.

The Wilson Method for Asthma involves physical therapy, myo-fascial release, restorative yoga, breathwork, massage, and body-rolling.

 

Appointments are 9-5, Monday to Friday.

Skype lessons are available, as are workshops and training seminars in The Wilson Method for Asthma.

 

 

 

 

Testimonials

“Before I saw David my doctor thought I may need to try an inhaler for what he called “exercise induced asthma” on my long runs. It always hit me within the first 5 or 6 km that I would feel really tight through the chest, found it hard to breathe and would start coughing up stuff. It turns out I was told bad advice by a personal trainer - to "tighten my abs when I run". It took only two sessions with David to get results; he taught me how to breathe properly utilizing my diaphragm both at rest and when running, and showed me stretches and strengtheners for the chest, ribcage and lungs. Thanks to him I now breathe freely when I run, I feel more relaxed, and all my record times have now been beaten!"                               Mandy Esch
Edson, Alberta, Canada

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

"David’s approach to breathing is refreshingly unique and accessible. Unlike traditional yoga pranayama that seeks to control or direct the breath, David takes breathing that has been shaped by our contemporary stressful lifestyles and postural misalignments and provides teachers and students with tools to help create a free and flow-full breath. I have been privileged to work with David in many classes and workshops. I have been able to personally integrate his teachings to help me more easily calm my body and mind. Beyond the personal benefits I regularly integrate his teachings into my yoga therapy programming to help students with everything from chronic pain, pelvic health, to cancer. If you are a yoga teacher, a student, a singer, if you deal with anxiety or asthma, if you have pelvic health issues, or really if you just have a curiosity to move better David’s work is a necessity to help you better access freedom in your breathing."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sarah Garden                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Co-Owner, Bodhi Tree Yoga, Regina Saskatchewan, Canada